Thinking of celebrating a birthday with a positively merry party? You happen to live in a city with no fewer than a 10 amazing carousels, and you can revel at all of them in one way or another. There’s a merry-go-round for all kinds, ranging from sea-inspired to bug-filled to completely classic and beyond. Click through to find your merry match!

The SeaGlass Carousel

This carousel truly makes you feel like you are underwater. Children sit inside an iridescent fish and spin around to a soundtrack fitting for an aquatic adventure. Each of the 30 fish are outfitted with with color-changing LED light fixtures and an integrated audio system, for a truly individualized experience.

Give it a Birthday Whirl: SeaGlass Carousel and Battery Park staff must be contacted directly with birthday party inquiries. Call 212-344-3491.

SeaGlass Carousel
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm.
Cost: $5.
Battery Park (entrance across from 17 State Street)
Lower Manhattan

photo: The Battery Conservancy

  • Central Park Carousel
  • Flushing Meadows Carousel
  • Bug Carousel Bronx Zoo


What is your favorite carousel in the city? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Bethany Quinn